When reading our blood cholesterol results, there are usually several things that are measured: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and VLDL(sometimes). While most of these are different types of cholesterol, there is one that is not actually cholesterol, but will influence it: Triglycerides. In this article, we’ll review what Triglycerides are, and how to improve it.
Healthier cooking does not mean creating bland and boring food. Healthy food can be delicious too - when made with the right ingredients and cooked in a healthier way! Some healthy cooking techniques include: choosing better carbohydrates, swapping the protein, using less fat, and switching up your cooking methods.
Not all people with diabetes need to be on a low-carb or very-low-carb diet to manage their diabetes. Instead, focus on following a diet that consists of an adequate amount of high quality carbs. If you really want to try a low-carb diet for either weight loss or diabetes, consult your primary care physician first.
Regardless if you are eating a home-cooked meal or restaurant food, you can (usually) keep your diet and routine nutritious and healthy. Read on to explore some healthier Mexican meal options.
Eating healthy seems quite intuitive. But when you start reading and asking questions, it's not so simple. What raises glucose? What are ‘Diabetic’ foods? What should I avoid? Let’s answer these questions, and give you solutions!
Are you worried about salt in your diet? Well, if your face feels puffy, clothes are a little tighter, or ankles are a little swollen, chances are, you’re right to wonder about salt and sodium in your diet. There are several things you can do in just 3 weeks to reduce bloating, lower your salt and sodium intake, and lower your cravings for it. Read on to find out how.
While exercising regularly and taking medicines as prescribed by your health care provider may help slow down the progression of kidney disease, when you already have kidney disease, how you eat makes a huge difference. Read more to learn the some great nutrition tips for kidney disease in all the different stages.
It may seem ideal to have home-cooked food always available. However, that may not always be practical or possible. We may need a break from cooking, cleaning dishes, or just need time to relax. There may be guilt or shame about ordering out as if cooking a homemade meal is always better. However, ordering takeout food tonight can still be part of a healthy lifestyle!